A little about us
Justin RossI am proud to say that I am a life-long resident of Prince George's County. I was born in Bowie and grew up in Greenbelt and University Park, two neighborhoods I have the opportunity to serve in the General Assembly. I owe much of my success to the fine educators in Prince George's County public schools, in particular Kenmoor Middle and Eleanor Roosevelt high school. I attended the University of Maryland in College Park, graduating in 1998 with a degree in Government and Politics.
After serving on the Prince George's County Democratic Central Committee and as President of the Prince George's County Young Democrats, I was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 2002. In the General Assembly I am a member of the Ways and Means Committee, which is responsible for matters relating to education, election law, taxes, gaming and transportation. I am the currently the Chairman of the Prince George's County Delegation's County Affairs Committee and I serve on the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Special Committee, where I work to increase State funding for substance abuse services. In 2006, I was honored to be appointed to House leadership in the role of Chief Deputy Majority Whip. At the start of the 2011 session, I was proud to be named the new Vice-Chairman of the Maryland Democratic Caucus.
While serving in the House of Delegates, I have worked to increase police funding, shut down liquor stores and strip clubs in Prince George's County, create tax incentives for green technology research, increase State funding for our schools and advance the Arts District in Hyattsville.
I currently live in Hyattsville with my wife, Nancy, and our four beautiful children. I am very excited to be the coach of the Lewisdale/University Park Youth Soccer Teams and Co-Founder and Coach of Prince George's Youth Lacrosse Program. I work in Washington DC as Vice President of the AFL-CIO Investment Trust Corporation.
Nancy RossNancy Ross was born and raised in Ossining, NY. She attended the University of Maryland, where she met Justin, and graduated with Degrees in Criminology and Criminal Justice and Psychology. She then attended the University of Maryland Law School and was admitted into the Maryland Bar in 2001. As an attorney she worked as an advocate for victims of domestic violence and as a legislative analyst for MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving). She then worked as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Transportation in the area of impaired driving for 4 years. Recently Nancy made a career change and earned a Masters Degree from the University of Maryland School of Nursing. She now works as a critical care nurse at the Shock Trauma Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center.